IGES Activity on "Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)"

This special webpage summarises key information about the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). IGES provides technical support to the IPCC’s Taskforce on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories, and several researchers also contribute to writing its reports. Based on the experience and knowledge gained through these activities, this page introduces related materials, commentary, and author interviews.


IPCC 51 - Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere

IPCC 51 - Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere

Interview with the author

“Changes in the Cryosphere are an Important Piece of Evidence of Global Warming”

Yukiko Hirabayashi, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, Shibaura Institute of Technology Lead Author, Chapter 2, IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere

“The Sleeping Giant is Beginning to Stir.”

Hiroyuki Enomoto, Vice Director, Arctic Environment Research Center (AERC) of the National Institute of Polar Research (NIPR) Lead Author, Chapter 1, IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere


IPCC 50 - Special Report on Climate Change and Land (SRCCL)

IPCC 50 - Special Report on Climate Change and Land (SRCCL)

Interview with the author

"Land is Finite."

Nobuko SAIGUSA, Director, Center for Global Environmental Research National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan (NIES)
ead author of Chapter 6 of IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land (SRCCL)

“There is a reason why seemingly vacant land is vacant.”

Yoshiki YAMAGATA, Head, Global Carbon Project – Tsukuba International Office
c/o Center for Global Environmental Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)
Review editor for Chapter 6 of the IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land (SRCCL)

Briefing Note

IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land

Makino YAMANOSHITA, Programme Manager, Natural Resources and Ecosystem Services, IGES


IPCC 48 - Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C

IPCC 48 - Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C

This is a special page containing information relevant to the 48th Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), held in Incheon, Korea on 1-6 October 2018 and the its special report on Global Warming of 1.5°C.